Hello, My name is Dr. Huisman and welcome to English 103.
Coming into college I didn't know what to expect from an English class.
As we worked toward our first paper,The Personal Narrative, I didn't realize that there would be so much reading involved. Looking back, we had to learn what a narrative was and we did that by diving into some examples that Dr. Huisman gave us. I found out that a personal narrative is a story that is told in the first person about the writers experiences and ideas.
I did not like that we had to come up with our own rubrics for multiple projects. Yet, I did like the freedom that Dr. Huisman gave us when constructing the rubric.
Overall, my Personal Narrative was average lacking many thing like dialogue and a consistent flow to my story. I wrote about the time I met my brother that I did not even know existed. I previously wrote something similar to this and that helped me shape a detailed outline that drove me to my personal narrative. It was very important to make the story in chronological order so that the audience could easily follow and comprehend what I was trying to say. Dialogue is also a very important part to a personal narrative because it makes the audience feel like they are living in the experiences that you are telling on paper.
As we worked toward our second paper, Rhetorical Analysis, we had to learn what a rhetorical analysis was. I researched a lot about what a rhetorical analysis was, and I found out that it is an essay that breaks a work of non-fiction into parts and then explains how the parts work together to create a certain effect—whether to persuade, entertain or inform.